Creating a Social Post Video (LinkedIn Template)

To get started, click the Create New Video button in the top right of your account.

Then, click Social Post Video.

Select the LinkedIn template by clicking inside the "LinkedIn" box.

Next, you'll be shown our two layout options. Select either our normal post layout, or a split post layout by clicking inside either of the preview boxes.

Please note: Currently we have around 1,000+ animations available inside the software (segmented between the 'normal post' and 'split-post' layouts you see above). They're segmented because each animation is designed to fit the layout type. So if you create a video with a normal post layout, you'll see one library of animations. If you then create a video with a split post layout, you'll see a different library of animations.

If you'd like, you can click the links below to go and browse each respective animation library:

After clicking inside the layout box you'd like to customize, you'll be taken to the editor.

Template Editor 

Click anywhere inside the post template to begin customizing it with your own image, text, etc!

Below I will explain each feature (labelled with numbers in the image above).

#1 - Hide Social Icons

This is an optional feature which allows you to hide any LinkedIn brand assets (such as the reactions) from your video. Here's an example of how it works.

#2 - Switch Template Design

You can click any of these icons to swap out the selected social network layout. Did you pick the Instagram layout by mistake? Switch it to a LinkedIn layout in 1-click. 🎉

Furthermore, if you are editing a template from our template library, but it's an Instagram template and you wanted a LinkedIn template, you can use this switch to swap it in 1-click (you may need to reduce your text to accomodate a switch in layout - considering each layout has a different amount of space for text).

#3 - Image

Click inside the image section of the template and a pop-up will appear. 

You can upload your own image or video, or you can click the Search tab inside the pop-up and search for an image/video by keyword to use inside your post template.

Once you've selected or uploaded an image, our image crop step will appear. 

Here you'll be asked to crop your image to fit within the post.

When you're happy with how your image looks, click the Done button and it'll be inserted into your post template.

#4 - Reactions, Comments & View Count

Click inside the like count number, delete the existing numbers and begin typing the number you'd like to be displayed.

Our post template will automatically format your number, so don't worry about using commas when typing.

#5 - Post Description

Click inside the post description box (where it says "Start typing your marketing text here...")

You can begin typing your message here.

We have a guide on how to write compelling descriptions here.

You have complete freedom to include any marketing message here. Have a coupon deal running? A new product launching? A new store opening? A new item on your menu? Let your audience know about it here.

Here's a quick video walkthrough of how the text formatting toolbar works (click here to learn more).

Dark Mode (Optional)

Click the Dark Mode icon in the right toolbar to turn your video into a dark mode video!

When you're done formatting your post, click on Next.

Now you're able to add your animation to your post template!

Adding Animations 

On the right you'll see a sidebar showcasing all our animations (1,000+) you can use. You can search for animations by keyword, or click the first thumbnail ("View More" as shown below) to browse our full library.

Please note that the animations you see will be different depending on whether you selected a normal post layout, or a split-post layout. Each animation is specifically designed to fit your selection.

Hover your mouse over any of the animation thumbnails for 2-3 seconds and a full preview will begin playing.

Click on any animation to select and apply it to your post template, or click the "close" icon in the top right corner of the page to return to the previous view.

When you select an animation, it'll be added to your post template preview and you'll be able to see exactly how your video will look before it's rendered.

If you want to turn off the animation's sound effect, click the sound icon in-between the next and back buttons below your video (see more detailed instructions on that here).

Once you're happy, click on Next below your video.

Click the Start Rendering button, or click the breadcrumb navigation above the button to go back and make edits.

Your video will begin rendering. Depending on your video template edits and our current rendering queue this should not take longer than 60 seconds.

Feel free to create a different video in the meantime while you wait, your video's rendering progress will be available on your dashboard (click "My Videos" in the top navigation menu to go to the dashboard).

When your video has finished rendering, you'll be shown an option to download your video file. Click Download.

Now you can upload your new video file anywhere! 🙌

We have tutorials that showcase how to (step by step) post your Breakout Clips videos to social media:

Other places that these videos can used include:

  • Your website
  • eCommerce store
  • YouTube/Vimeo/Wistia
  • Attach it to an email
  • Send it inside a Facebook Messenger message
  • and more.

We specifically developed a very unique algorithm so that your video files are compressed to be small in size, without compromising on quality. This means they can play anywhere without any loading issues.

Thanks again for choosing Breakout Clips! 🙏

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